Signs You Have Pests in Your HVAC System

Your HVAC system is an area of your home that may have pests in it for a long time without you noticing.  Eventually, these pests may come into the areas of your home that you don’t want them to frequent.  These pests are animals, insects, rodents, and even mold.

Check the parts of your HVAC system that are accessible to you and see if there are any droppings or signs of pests.  At this point, you can also check for any visible mold.  You may be able to smell mold or droppings from pests, but not see these issues.  If this is the case, you can get a pest control technician to come to inspect your system and let you know what is affecting your air quality.

Pests That Frequent HVAC Systems:

  • Animals can get into your HVAC system, especially if it is in your attic or basement. The secluded space gives them space where people do not disturb them.  Your ducting can take on much damage if you have an animal living near or in it.  Some of these animals are squirrels, mice, rats, and raccoons.
  • Birds can make a nest in an attic that has an opening. Bird droppings can ruin the air quality in our home quickly and cause many health problems.
  • Insects can also invade your HVAC system. It is easier for them to get into your home than animals, and they can multiply faster.
  • Mold can invade your HVAC system, but it is usually detected by smell faster than other pests. Mold is dangerous to the health of everyone in your home in Oregon.  If you suspect that you have mold in your vents or other parts of your home, it is vital to get it checked as soon as you can.  Mold spreads fast, and the illnesses it causes smaller children and elderly can become severe.

The best way to make sure you don’t have pests in your HVAC system is to have regular inspections and pest control services.  A-One Exterminators services Southern Oregon and offers solutions for the residents by educating the community and providing regular services by friendly technicians.

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